Needless to say I have been a little behind the 8 ball on blog posts. It's sad because I have tons of material to work with- Men's Singles Figure Skating costumes, Tiger Woods press conference today, how much I love Modern Family, why Ellen really doesn't do it for me on Idol. I promise to get to it all in the coming weeks, but for now let me introduce to to Nicole, a closet TV Junkie.
Nicole is one of my oldest and dearest friends. She is a member of a self-titled group of all my best friends for over 25 years, "The Five Families". While there are 6 of us, "The Five Families" seems appropriate as we are all Italian, act more like men than most men, and cannot be more unique individuals than a group of traveling side show people.
The following is an email Nicole sent me last night while I was watching men in tights figure skating:
"To the only person with whom I dont have to be ashamed of my TV habit -
So I taped Burn Notice. Have you ever heard of it??? The SNL skit was a game show parody of Jeopardy based on "name one thing you know about Burn Notice". No one could name anything and it was hysterical.
SNL Burn Notice Game Show Video
I got curious because like all good comedy it was based on truth...just renewed for the 4th season and is the 8th highest cable ranking show in america (USA channel). I was like what? All I do is scan the TV Guide!
After a quick Wikipedia; I just love Sharon Glass; I gave it a shot. Only the 90 min pilot is on demand. I must say at first I pushed through like it was a school assignment because I was just bored. But it was very cool and totally different than anything on right now. Sort of retro. Can't put my finger on it like an "expert" :) It was kind of in the background as I did other things but saved it to re-watch with Craig.
At the moment we are almost done with the first season of Huff that I bought off a bootlegger on eBay because new TV sucks balls and I hate reality shows. So if you have any other tips that I dont have to go underground and illegally buy (it was good but $75 for a series that was cancelled years ago is not happening when I have paper shades covering my windows) please share! AND whoever canceled Huff and Dead Like Me should be shot.
I actually have some inside info there as I was working on the redesign of some Showtime series sites at the time. A head guy got replaced and the new guy canceled all his predecessor's pet projects even if they were doing well. Given I dont remember what the replacements were I dont think it was a good decision. There were at least 2 or 3 seasons after Queer As Folk and before The Tudors or anything worth remembering happened (yes shoot me as a horrible woman that did not think the lesbo show was any better than a spanish telanova)
BTW, you know I DO realize I am a terrible friend who never calls but drinks a bottle of wine, turns on the DVR and emails you pages of opinions on TV shows late at night when she is lonely because her fiance has a life and went out. Deal with it because my friends dont hang out with me! I do wish you would occasionally email an update about how you and Gio are doing but I am fine with the one sided relationship if you are. LOL
Ok my glass is empty. Toodles.
You're a groovy friend Nicole. I heart you and will watch Burn Notice asap!